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Lockton Dunning Benefits Expands Talent in Austin


AUSTIN, TEXAS (May 4, 2021) -- Lockton Companies announced the hiring of highly respected industry leader Trent Bruce, expanding its presence in the Austin, Texas market. 

Bruce will work to grow the firm’s relationships both locally and nationally by providing support for client’s employee benefits strategies, leveraging Lockton’s consultative expertise, data-driven solutions, and resources.

Bruce is a highly accomplished healthcare expert and leader, with deep roots in the Austin market. He has extensive national carrier and health system experience, while also having built close ties to the Austin community in his personal and professional capacity.          

Bruce Sammis, chief executive officer of Lockton Dunning Benefits, shared his excitement about the hire: “Trent is an accomplished leader, who will bring a unique and insightful perspective to our clients. Our existing depth of credentialed clinical, actuarial, and pharmaceutical expertise paired with his extensive carrier insights will strengthen the value we provide.  His combination of local and national experience is a great fit for our clients and Lockton Dunning.”

Trent Bruce joined Lockton Dunning as vice president and consultant. His professional experience includes senior roles with UnitedHealth Group and more recently at Ascension Health. “I’m excited to be a part of the creativity and growth I’ve seen at Lockton Dunning. The people, independent consulting and innovative solutions are world-class. I’m ready to begin developing and implementing innovative and cost-effective employee benefits solutions for employers here in Austin and around the country,” Bruce said.

About Lockton Dunning Benefits

In 1998 Dunning Benefits Corporation in Dallas merged with Lockton Companies to become Lockton Dunning Benefits. The largest independent employee benefits consulting group in Texas specializes in the design, implementation, communication and year-round service of health and welfare benefits.

In addition, Lockton Dunning Benefits offers related consulting expertise including wellbeing, compensation, strategic communications, human resources outsourcing, retirement, pharmacy and more. Lockton Companies has over 8,000 Associates and generates $1.8 billion in annual revenue.  Lockton Dunning Benefits serves more than 1,300 clients through more than 530 Associates.

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